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December 11, 2013

Shorties (The Literary Legacy of Nelson Mandela, Morrissey's Albums Ranked from Worst to Best, and more)

The Guardian explores the literary legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Stereogum ranks Morrissey albums from worst to best.

23 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including Serious Eats' best cookbooks, USA TODAY's books of the year, Flavorwire's best debut novels, Biographile's best biographies & memoirs, and much more.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include NPR Music's favorite songs, Juno Plus's best record sleeves, Allmusic's album lists, and much more.

The Guardian recommends 10 books every gamer should read.

An album of unreleased Johnny Cash songs will be released next year.

Calum Marsh xamines the difficulty in adapting the works of J.G. Ballard for film at the Paris Review.

Rolling Stone recaps 2013's album release stunts.

The Guardian lists the top 10 books about communes.

Stream Burial's new EP, Rival Dealer, at Gorilla vs. Bear.

The Salt shares a day of feasting inspired by The Hobbit.

The Vancouver Sun lists the top 10 indie travel songs.

Norway plans to digitize all Norwegian books, and make them available for free to the country's residents.

PopMatters interviews Nora Guthrie, head of the Woody Guthrie Foundation, about her father's legacy.

BuzzFeed interviews author Aimee Bender.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists
2013 Year-End Online Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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